Friday, 21. September 2018

The recent TUC conference in Manchester marked a small but significant shift to the left, Communist Party trade union organiser Andy Bain told his party's Political Committee on Wednesday evening.

He welcomed resolutions on the economy, privatisation, precarious and low-paid work, a 'New Deal' for workers, public sector pay, social security and universal credit, the Grenfell Towers and Windrush scandals, a national education service, sexual harassment and fracking.

Hundreds of Israeli citizens, Jews and Arabs, have in the last few days signed a letter expressing support for the leader of the British Labour Party, Jeremy Corby. The letter will be sent to Labour’s Annual Conference that will take place in Liverpool starting next Sunday, September 23, and continue until Wednesday, September 26. The letter of support reads as follows:

“We are Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel, committed to civil equality within Israel, to an end to the occupation and the blockade of Gaza, to a just peace and justice for the Palestinian refugees. The solidarity of progressive forces abroad is vital to our struggle, and we therefore welcomed the election of Jeremy Corbyn, a committed campaigner for peace, as leader of the British Labour Party.”

The 2018 Conference of the Communist Party of Turkey convened under the theme “To the Workers!”, declared its support for the strike of the workers at İstanbul's new airport construction site. 

The CC of the TKP issued a statement announcing the completion of its 2018 Conference under the theme “To the Workers”. Following several weeks of organisational work, the Conference convened on 15th of September in Izmir, finalizing the restructuring of the Party according to its revolutionary missions. The delegation of the Conference saluted the concurrent strike of the construction workers of İstanbul's new airport that had just broke out with the participation of TKP members. In its statement on the Conference, the CC of the TKP thanked all the fraternal parties for their messages of solidarity and support, published on the website of TKP.  The TKP will soon declare a political roadmap for the upcoming period, as well as the outcome of the Conference.

Dear Comrades,

The Workers Party of Ireland sends warm comradely greetings to the Communist Party of Turkey on the occasion of its Conference on the 15th-16th September 2018 in Izmir under the theme “To the Workers” and sends its congratulations and best wishes to the TKP, the oldest party in Turkey, on the occasion of its 98th anniversary.

The Portuguese Communist Party (PCP) exposed EU’s disregard for national sovereignty and social rights.

The Portugese Communist Party (PCP) strongly denounced and condemned the attacks ‘on democracy, social rights, fundamental freedoms and guarantees of the citizens in Hungary.’ The PCP also rejected that under the pretext of this situation the European Union (EU) tries to pave the way to increase its threats, blackmail, impositions and sanctions against the States and their peoples, which portrays the policies of the EU itself.

The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in the European Parliament (EP) voted for the resolution condemning the anti-communist and racist government of Hungary.

The delegation of the KKE in the EP voted for the resolution condemning the government of Hungary but also denounced the equally anti-immigrant attitude of the EU. The KKE in its press release explained that "the positive vote" about Orban’s government is a political position against the policy of anti-communism of the Hungarian government, its racist policy against refugees and immigrants and every kind of racist discriminations.

The Workers’ Party has said that the government’s newly-announced Land Management Agency will copperfasten the role of landlords as providers of housing for those on low incomes.

Speaking in response to this morning’s announcement, Cllr. Éilis Ryan said:
“The Land Management Agency’s strategy of allowing 50-70% of public lands to be used for for-profit housing will copperfasten our dependence on private landlords to accommodate those in need of public housing. Even if the full quota of public housing is delivered on the land in question, it won’t come near to addressing current and future need.

The Portuguese Communist Party (PCP) organized the 46th edition of the Avante Festival in Seixal municipality as every year in the first weekend of September. In the mass meeting organized at the last day of the festival, General-Secretary of the PCP, Jerónimo de Sousa made a speech, highlighting that the world is getting more dangerous, more unstable and more unsafe due to the exploiting, repressive, predator and aggressive nature of capitalism.

Workers’ Party motion to Dublin Central Joint Policing Committee next Monday will call for garda protocol on how it handles evictions

A Workers’ Party Dublin City Councillor has accused An Garda Síochána of blatant bias in using its resources to police private evictions by private security firms, in the wake of the arrest of several housing activists in Dublin 1 last night (Tuesday).

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